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    It's time for a new edition (easy there, Bobby Brown) of the Thrillist 47, giving you the best new and new-ish places to eat and drink.

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  • Best Thing We Ate: Steak Tartare in a Jar by Zagat

    We've had plenty of spectacular steak tartare dishes in the past, but nothing with a presentation quite like the one at The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions.

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  • Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold Talk Fall Eats by Zagat

    Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold are the founders of the Miami-based Pious Pig Restaurant Group, masterminds of Miami’s first pop-up venue, Phuc Yea!, and The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions. We got a chance to sit down with the twosome to chat about success, fall feasts and weird eats. 

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  • The Federal’s New Menu: Scallops, Conch Salad, and Flaming Foie by Miami New Times

    The Federal Food Drink & Provisions has revamped its menu, leaving only three classic dishes behind....The waitress flambéed our foie and bananas. How can you go wrong with foie, brioche, caramelized bananas, vanilla mascarpone, and rum?

    See more at Miami New Times
  • Autumnal Eats All Around by the Plate for City Eats

    As the Miami weather begins to cool off and the holiday season approaches, restaurants are rolling out their fall-inspired menus. With everything from autumnal sodas to pork belly and ice cream sundaes, local chefs are taking advantage of the beautiful seasonal ingredients and we get to reap the benefits.

    See more at City Eats
  • Food & Wine Names The Federal Best Biscuits in the US & Mission Main Street Grant By New Times

    Food & Wine has named the best biscuits in the United States, and the Federal Food Drink & Provisions' "biskits" were chosen, alongside some heavy hitters from down South...

    See more at Short Order by the New Times
  • USA Today Travel Experience

    Best Local Eats by USA Today Travel

    Miami's culinary scene is in its coming of age. The societal glitz that defined '90s South Beach still appears, but these days, sparkle does not equal stability. Ingredient-driven, attentive establishments are re-plotting the dining landscape.

    See more at USA Today
  • Best Biscuits in the U.S. by Food & Wine Magazine

    The secret to perfect biscuits is hotly contested: Lard or butter? Milk or buttermilk? Baking powder or soda? (Or both?)

    See more at Food & Wine Magazine
  • Resurrect Phuc Yea! Here’s How by New Times

    Remember Phuc Yea!, the wildly inventive Vietnamese temporary restaurant that really brought the term "pop-up" to Miami?
    Phuc Yea! closed, as planned...But still, many of us miss Phuc Yea!'s whimsical take on classic Vietnamese cuisine.

    See more at Short Order by the New Times
  • Golden Spoon Award by Florida Trend Magazine

    Country comes to gritty historic Biscayne Boulevard and goes wild, putting charred fluff and candied jams with jarred duck, egg on lamb burgers and brussels sprouts in molasses vinaigrette. Don’t miss fries and seasonal ketchup.

    See more at Florida Trend
  • South Florida Food & Wine Raves About The Federal’s Summer Clambake

    At year and a half old, The Federal has won the hearts, palates and bellies of many in South Florida. Last night was my first food dalliance at The Federal along with two others, and it won’t be my last. The Federal describes its food as Classic Americana done 21st century style. Gastropub;  Modern American Food Tavern; Comfort food classics with a timely twist. There’s a lot of talent and food ingenuity going on at The Federal and shame on me for taking so long to get there. It’s a friendly, pretty little place that welcomes you with open arms. There are many regulars, and familiar faces who frequent The Federal.

    See more at South Florida Food & Wine
  • Food & Wine Magazine Announces Best Gluten Free Desserts in AMERICA!

    Incredible pastry chefs around the country are on a mission to create ultra-indulgent desserts without gluten. (While all the desserts here are made with only gluten-free ingredients, diners should always check with their servers about specific allergies and intolerances.)

    See more at Food And Wine
  • South Beach Magazine Names Best Restaurants in Miami

    If ever there was a Miami restaurant the locals do not want anyone to talk about so they can still hope to score a table on a Saturday night, it is The Federal. Tucked away in a non-descript MidTown shopping center alongside a dry cleaner and a Dunkin Donuts, this innovative foodie hotspot stirs in a healthy dose of youthful bravado to come up with frequently-changing menu items that make our tastebuds stand up and salute.

    See more at South Beach Magazine
  • CBS Miami Names Best Local Bars in South Florida

    Best Bars For Foodies In South Florida


    If food paired with drinks is your passion, there’s nothing better than having a list of favorite joints. Most of the time, a well-tailored wine list or an impacting display of bourbons and whiskeys draws in that sophisticated crowd that loves unusual pairings. But for those who need substance with their libations, these following spots won’t disappoint.

    See more at CBS Local Miami
  • Florida Trend Magazine Loves the Federal

    An old guide to understanding our state’s politics and culture claimed that in Florida, the South is in the north, while the North is in south Florida. The division held true for food, too: Mullet, grits and fried chicken on one end of the state; bagels, hotel haute cuisine and Floribbean touches on the other.

    No longer. In the heart of Miami, top chefs who sharpened their skills in its ritziest kitchens are now playing with the plainest old dishes of the South, from beans and greens to banana pudding.

    See more at Florida Trend
  • Trip Advisor Awards The Federal Food, Wine and Provisions receives a 2013 Certificate of Excellence.

    TripAdvisor is delighted to recognize The Federal Food, Wine and Provisions with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence.

    This prestigious award, which places you in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.

  • Chef’s Picks: Cesar Zapata of The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions

    Cesar Zapata is the self-proclaimed “stove master and pig whisperer” at The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions.

    Zapata began his culinary career at the Four Seasons in Houston, working with James Beard-nominated Chef Timothy Keating. He later moved to Miami to open the Four Seasons Hotel and The Setai, under Michelin-starred Chef Shawn Hergatt.

    See more at City Eats by Food Network
  • 12 New Miami Burgers to Eat Right Now

    Burgers are what life's all about. Well, this week anyway. And if you want to know where you can find the newest ones, we've got you covered. From meat-overload to fishy adaptations, and all sorts of interesting ingredients along the way, here's a list of 15 New Burgers you should be trying. Most of these are permanent additions to the menus save for OTC (their burgers will only be available this week) and all are new for 2013.

    See more at Eater Miami
  • Style File with Belkys Nerey!

    Call 'em what you want, crawfish, mudbugs they're in season and being shipped all the way from Bayou to the beach front. 7's Belkys Nerey gives us a taste of Louisiana in tonight's Style File.
    WSVN -- Here in South Florida we know shrimp, lobster and boy, do we love our stone crabs, but how about some crawdads?

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  • Miami Brunch HeatMap

    While the Eater Miami Heatmap has the hot places to dine at right now, for those who wake up with weekend brunch cravings, we've now got a solution. Check out the new Miami Brunch Heatmap, which shows you some new places—alongside some staples of brunch fame—that are doing great things with their menus.

    See more at Eater Miami
  • Where to Eat and Drink in Miami

    Here at Thrillist, we're constantly unearthing the best new places to eat and drink, so we know how overwhelming things can get. That's why we created The Thrillist 47: forty-seven spots that have got it going on more than a supporting character in an Angela Bassett flick. From sure-fire next-big-things to standbys that still pack 'em in, everything you need to plan your next night out is right here.

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  • 10 Must Visit Gastropubs

    “Without a doubt, dynamite food and a killer beverage program are [the] prerequisites for a great gastropub,” declares Aniece Meinhold, co-conspirator at The Federal in Miami. “However, ambience, jamming beats and an unpretentious vibe are also necessary. No stuffiness allowed; leave it at the door.”

    See more at Relish
  • Miami, once known only for Cuban food, is reinvented as Florida’s dining hotspot

    The last stop on our Miami culinary escapade brought us to The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, or Fed, located in a dull strip mall on Biscayne Boulevard. The anomaly of a terrific restaurant in a strip mall is probably what’s endearing about this modern twist on the neighborhood tavern.

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  • Chat with the Winemaker!

    DOWNTOWN - The Federal will be hosting their "Chat With the Wine Maker" series Thursday on February 7 at 7 p.m. Viticulturist (he who cultivates the grapes) James Ontiveros and winemaker Paul Wilkins from Alta Maria Vineyards in California will talk about "what it really means to be an artisan". But it won't be all class and no games. Naturally, drinking will be a part of the learning process and so, there will be three wines to try, each one paired with a small snack by the James and Paul. Tickets, which are $32, can be reserved here.

    See more at Eater Miami
  • Best Dishes in Miami!

    The New York Times has its top 8 dishes that dazzled in 2012 in the Big Apple. If the story idea is good enough for them, then thought I, how about a miamicurated’s picks for the best dishes in Miami 2012? So here’s my top 10 list (which in most cases you can read more about in my blogposts this  past year; look for the category “food”).

    Love to hear your picks as well!

    See more at Miami Curated
  • The Federal BBQ’s at Channel 10 News!

    The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions Miami stopped by the Local 10 patio to BBQ for Memorial Day!

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  • Miami Brunch reasons to get out of bed!

    A bit off the beach is The Federal Food Drink and Provisions and it is not to be outdone by the South Beach offerings.  I am still dreaming about the Bananas Foster French Toast … who doesn’t need more Banana Fosters in their life?  The Lobster Roll is a scrumptious addition as well and for me, lobster and brunch are a no-brainer.  The menu changes frequently and according to season and holiday.  This is a definite place to check in and get your NOM on!

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  • Table 42 visits The Federal Miami

    You are invited to join Paul as he explores The Federal in Miami. This modern American food tavern brings to the table classic comfort foods with their own unique twist. Go into the kitchen with head chef Cesar Zapata and see this twist in action with his Buffalo Pork Wings and deconstructed Thanksgiving dinner!

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  • Zagat Awards the Federal a 25 out of 30 on Food & Service

    Foodies favor this new American “gem” on the Upper East Side featuring “innovative”, “lively” takes on “comfort food” paired with “spot-on” wines, all served up by “friendly folks” in neo-rustic digs complete with taxidermy and a fireplace; “don’t miss out” urge admirers, even as others “hope it stays under the radar.”

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  • Darft Magazine Names Best Morning After Brunches in Miami

    Tucked in a strip mall, The Federal’s façade belies the adventurous eating going on inside this rustic spot, featuring a taxidermy-adorned fireplace. Start out with a Jar-O-Duck, which is exactly what it sounds like: a jar of slow-cooked duck layered with candied sweet potato and charred marshmallow fluff. Savory/sweet-loving palates will appreciate Wings & Waffles, Buffalo-style pig “wings” and waffles served with spiced maple syrup, and Elvis-inspired Graceland French toast topped with rum bananas, bacon bits and candied peanuts.

    See more at Draft Magazine
  • The Arftul Palate by the De La Cruz Collection

    Co-owners Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold have already experienced success with pop-up restaurant, Phuc Yea! Now they have set up shop in a small strip shopping center on Biscayne and 51st as the Federal Food, Drink & Provisions.

    This is definitely a neighborhood-meeting place with a relentlessly rustic and funky decor. The mood here is indisputably jeans-casual and retro. Following the trend of modern day gastropubs, the menu is divided into sections by size and sharing is encouraged.

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  • Daily Candy’s Best Brunches in Miami



    Top button on your pants be damned. Comfort food meets the most lax meal of the week at the Southern-style restaurant. Gorge yourself on French toast bananas Foster, grits and ’shrooms, skillet eggs, and bottomless mimosas.

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  • Vault Magazine

    Vault Magazine Chats with Aniece Meinhold & Cesar Zapata during South Beach Wine & Food Fest

    And the food madness rolls on. On the evening of Saturday, February 23rd, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presents Creekstone Farms’ BBQ & the Blues event at the iconic Eden Roc hotel. Hosted by Thrillist and Iron Chef America star Geoffrey Zakarian, the evening features a bonanza of barbecue innovations from some of Miami’s top toques, along with cool cocktails and hot sounds from Diablo Dimes and the Bloodhounds, who fuse Cuban and Deep South rhythms into a gumbo paella all their own.

    We’re especially delighted that two of our favorite independent restaurant on Miami’s Biscayne Corridor will be participating: The Federal Food Drink & Provisions...

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  • Miami Culinary Tours - The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions

    What an experience we had yesterday when we went to The Federal restaurant with Mirka. We were having margaritas at Mercadito with people from our office in midtown Miami...Mirka mentioned this new place that her sister said it was so good so we went to The Federal restaurant for dinner.

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  • Buffalo Style Pig Wing at the Federal shot by Gary James

    Ocean Drive - Miami Restaurants Redefine American Cuisine

    Over the last decade, there’s been a resurgence in this back-to-basics culinary style, and Miami is taking the concept to new levels with restaurants offering reinterpretations of America’s regional cuisines. The chefs and owners at these New American establishments carry on that same tradition of turning our country’s history into flavorful, signature works of culinary art.

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  • In the Scene - Michael’s Genuine Home Brew

    If you’ve heard of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, we’re almost positive you’ve only heard good things. But did you know Michael’s also has its own home-brewed beer?

    The good news is the home brew isn’t only offered at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, you can order it at The Room, The Federal Food Drink & Provisions, Clarke’s and Harry’s Pizzeria.

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  • HaVen’s Todd Erickson heads to The Fed for a Texas-style Mash Up

    By Lesley Abravanel | Lank@aol.com10/22/2012

    One never knows who or what's going to pop-up at The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, that something is HaVen Gastro Lounge's Todd Erickson, who will be duking it out Texas-style vis a vis a five course menu "accentuating tried and true Texan mantra."

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  • The 38 Essential Miami Restaurants, October 2012

    Here, now, is an updated version of Miami's Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant…” This highly elite group, which is in no particular order of importance or rank, has been culled from a panel of experts and covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, histories, locations, and, collectively, satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those who are never happy. Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.

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  • Eater Heat Map October 2012

    More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, where Michael Schwartz just opened his latest venture. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the 'it' places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change continually to always highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment.

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  • Assault & Pepper - Food Porn Fridays at the Federal

    It's Food Porn Friday! 

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  • Bill Wisser photo of the Federal Food, Drink & Provisions for NT

    Miami New Times: Best Neighborhood Restaurant - 2012 The Federal Food Drink & Provisions

    Professor Irving Miller of the American Institute of Enterprising Ideas recently released his groundbreaking thesis titled "5 Key Elements of the Successful Neighborhood Restaurant." When we caught up with the feisty 73-year-old professor at his favorite eatery, the Federal, we asked why he likes this place so much. His response: "It has all five elements necessary, starting with hospitality....

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  • Best Restaurant Mystery - 2012 - Miami New Times

    The last time this much mystery surrounded a plate of French fries, Nancy Drew was trying to solve the Case of the Freshman Fifteen. This year, for about the price of a paperback ($10), local sleuths can try their hand at figuring out how the fries at the Federal are so darn good. Lean on the server, and he might admit they are hand-cut and soaked in a preparation before being lightly fried. Sweet-talk the bartender and she might spill that the fries are left to sit for a while before being refried for the customer. But isn't it a little suspicious that chef Cesar Zapata knew to prepare them before they were even ordered? And what about the proprietary blend of herbs and spices, nuanced enough to make Lowry's seem like lye? How to account for the fried Lake Meadow egg laid across the top...

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  • The Federal Does Brunch: Wabbits And Waffles, Jackalope Benedict Highlight New Sunday Morning Fare

    If Alexander Hamilton were alive in 2012, he would totally hang out at The Federal Food, Drink, and Provisions. Not because chef Cesar Zapata supports the Jay Treaty -- kind of a moot point these days, so we didn't ask -- but because the joint is the future gastropub patriots would have gone nuts over if it traveled to 1790 in a Dolorean: it's got a liberal post-colonial application of cotton ticking, DIY wood paneling, and a farm-fresh salute to American fare served in delightfully uncommon ways.

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  • The Federal Food Drink and Provisions - Miami - Food for Thought Miami

    I first came across the dynamic duo of Aniece Meinhold and Cesar Zapata during what turned out to be a short-lived stint at Blue Piano. A charming little wine bar down the street from the Design District, it had occasional live music and an eclectic selection of wines and beers (courtesy of Aniece, who ran front of house) and small, tapas-style bites (courtesy of Cesar, who ran the kitchen). The food was simple but sometimes surprisingly creative, with a selection of charcuterie and cheeses rounded out by things like the "McLovin," an English muffin filled with chistorra sausage, melted cheese, chipotle cream, and a fried egg, with chicharrones on the side for good measure.

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  • Review The Federal Delivers Distinctive Dishes on Miami’s Biscayne Corridor by Lee Klein

    Aniece Meinhold and Cesar Zapata recently made waves via their popular pop-up, Phuc Yea! That Vietnamese venture, with Daniel Treiman as third partner, lasted some three months in the Ingraham Building downtown. Before that, the duo teamed for another short stint with equally compelling results at Blue Piano. At the team's new restaurant, The Federal Food Drink & Provisions, Alejandro Ortiz takes over for Treiman, American cuisine replaces Asian, and the plan calls for permanence over pop.

    As at their prior venues, Meinhold (the self-proclaimed "bar wench") helms the front of the house while Zapata (the "stove master") mans the kitchen; Ortiz (the "chief puppeteer") has one foot in both worlds -- helping in the dining room and handling the pastries. Once again, locals are flocking to the eatery via word-of-mouth for what is fast becoming the group's signature formula: creative and distinctive food, drink -- and "provisions," this time around -- in a friendly and casual setting.

    See more at Miami New Times
  • Best Miami’s Top Five Gastropubs by Lee Klein

    ​3. The Federal Food Drink and Provisions
    This is the latest in a welcome rash of hip, casual neighborhood restaurants to open over the past year. The Federal's food is as distinctive as can be, from jar-o-duck with sweet potato and marshmallow fluff to Buffalo-style pig wings to sweetbread with biscuits & gravy. Some half-dozen pints of draft beer include Avery Brewing Company's IPA and Summit Red Ale. A similar number of bottled brews include the Golden Monkey Tripel from Colorado. Over 100 wine selections are culled exclusively from family estate producers.

    See more at Miami New Times
  • The Big Review 2.5 stars for a “Modern American Tavern” at the Federal Food & Drink by VPE

    With a wry sense of humor and loads of integrity, The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions has claimed a spot in a Biscayne Boulevard strip mall better known for a Dunkin Donuts and The Honey Tree, a favorite health food hangout.  It’s headed by part of the team who wowed local foodians with their back alley pop-up, Phuc Yea and Blue Piano.

    See more at Miami.com
  • The Federal Serves Up Food Even Obama Would Approve! by Fatgirl Hedonist

    Some of the amazing folks that brought Miami their first pop-up restaurant, Phuc Yea!, have set up shop on Biscayne and 51 st in a small shopping plaza. The name of their new adventure is The Federal Food Drink & Provisions, lovingly called The Fed for short. The restaurant aims to bring together an old-world American Tavern and 21st century style. Once inside you definitely feel like you’re in a funky cabin of sorts with delicately picked accents that tie in modern day flare and design. The food itself is funkdified new american in my book. If you ever got a chance to visit Phuc Yea while it was at the top of its game, you know these folks aren't afraid of living on the edge of the culinary world.

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  • Aniece and Cesar Zapata

    Miami New Times: New neighborhood spot features ducks in jars and pig wings

    Aniece Meinhold and Cesar Zapata recently made waves via their popular pop-up, Phuc Yea! That Vietnamese venture, with Daniel Treiman as third partner, lasted some three months in the Ingraham Building downtown. Before that, the duo teamed for another short stint with equally compelling results at Blue Piano. At the team's new restaurant, The Federal Food Drink & Provisions, Alejandro Ortiz takes over for Treiman, American cuisine replaces Asian, and the plan calls for permanence over pop.

    See more at Miami New Times
  • Lee Klein’s Love Letter to The Fed by Lesley Abravanel

    Lee Klein pretty much wrote a love letter to The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, saying that its "distinctiveness cannot be overstated." About the Fed's Buffalo-style pig wings, Klein writes, "It's an unimpeachable combination of flavors." Of the biscuits and gravy with sweetbreads, he says they're "simply luscious." Klein has even more love here for another of The Fed's signature items: "Jar-o-duck pleases via more jarring flavors." The entire review is pretty much a love fest, with Klein saying "Most main courses manage to keep pace with the scintillating starters. The lamb burger is "fantastic," wine selections are "smart," and, long story short, "When a cool neighborhood joint with great food opens, eat there."

    See more at Eater Miami
  • New Best Gastropub Finalist 2011 by Village Voice

    This is the latest in a welcome rash of hip, casual neighborhood restaurants to open over the past year. The Federal's food is as distinctive as can be, from jar-o-duck with sweet potato and marshmallow fluff to Buffalo-style pig wings to sweetbread with biscuits & gravy. Some half-dozen pints of draft beer include Avery Brewing Company's IPA and Summit Red Ale. A similar number of bottled brews include the Golden Monkey Tripel from Colorado. Over 100 wine selections are culled exclusively from family estate producers.

    See more at Village Voice
  • Coming Attractions The Federal Swaps Lunch For Brunch by Lesley Elliott

    The Federal Food Drink & Provisions has decided to shutter lunch service and instead focus all of their attention on creating a spectacular Sunday brunch. Beginning next Sunday, March 18, you can get your duck eggs topped with crispy pig ears (just in time for soothing St. Patty's Day hangovers).

    See more at Miami New Times
  • Happy Hour Hunt Late Night Happy Hours ‘Round Miami in Honor of The Federal’s by Alex Rodriguez

    We're squealing with glee! The Federal Food Drink & Provisions graced us with the news that they're opening for lunch starting February 20 (buffalo pig wings for lunch and dinner, yes please!) and adding midnight happy hour!

    We're talking specialty vermouth, sherry, and low-alc spirits for the Fed's late night happy hour cocktails. The best part: it starts tonight!

    See more at Miami New Times
  • Where It At? Pig Wings and Pork Osso Buco by Lee Klein

    The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions calls it "pig wings."

    ​In fact, this is a cut of pork off of the back leg shank -- so in a way it really is a petite osso buco. But because the word shank doesn't entice as a menu description, and because this pork has a bone-as-handle drumette quality like a chicken wing, savvy salespeople began marketing them as pig wings. It's becoming a popular restaurant (and bar) snack across the country.

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  • First Bites The Federal’s Opening-Night Dinner by Alex Rodriguez

    Every once in a while, we come across new eateries that wow us to the point where we can't wait to go again -- so we sneak in a mere two days after our first visit. That's what happened at the Federal Miami.

    See more at Miami New Times
  • The Federal Bringing On A New Weekly Sunday Brunch by thefood-e.com

    One of our favorite new Miami restaurants is The Federal Food Drink & Provisions.

    The Federal has decided to stop it’s lunch service and create an awesome Sunday brunch. The Federal kicks off their weekly Sunday brunch on Sunday, March 18th. Items on the menu include Jar o’Duck, Buffalo Style Pig Wings, fries with gravy, tator tots, buttery grits, baked goods, Lake Meadow Farm egg dishes, ‘Wabbit’ with waffles, and more.The Federal is also doing bottomless mimosas at $14 per person and their Blood Mary, made with celery bitters, beer and bacon salt, is available by the jug.

    Brunch starts Sunday, March 18 from 11:30 to 4 p.m.

    See more at TheFood-e.com
  • Cozy Up to The Federal - Short Rib Wellington Pot Pie Recipe by Daily Candy

    In search of comfort food like Mom used to make — but with an upscale twist? Look no further than The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, now dishing modern American cuisine in a backwoods tavern-style setting (cast-iron reindeer, hanging taxidermy). If you can’t make it in to sample chef Cesar Zapata’s (Phuc Yea, Four Seasons) menu, attempt one of his cozy classics at home.

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  • First Look Discover rustic American eats at The Federal Food & Drink on Biscayne Blvd by Miami.com

    The goods: The team from Miami’s first pop-up restaurant, Phuc Yea!, has resurfaced with the Federal Food Drink & Provisions, a permanent spot on Biscayne with an emphasis on farmhouse cooking.

    The grub: Rustic American. Look for classic comforts; delicacies like tripe, bone marrow and sweet breads; condiments made in-house and pickled seasonal produce. Prices are moderate: starters average $8 and most mains under $25. Starters include honey-glazed Cheddar biscuits; Jar o’ Duck, slow-cooked duck with toast, candied sweet potato and charred marshmallow fluff; rosemary-tossed fries with a poached duck egg and house-made ketchup; crispy omassum tripe dusted with barbecue powder and roasted bone marrow with bacon-onion jam.

    See more at Miami.com
  • The Federal Food, Drinks & Provisions by Manero.com

    Throughout such times, people gathered at local pubs to seek a social refuge—a warm and hospitable space to heatedly discuss the issues of the day. While history lessons are nice, you prefer them accompanied by craft beers on draft and A/C. Fortunately, we know a place. Introducing The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, a new old-fashioned taberna serving up a slice of Americana to those in search of nourishment for the stomach and the soul, now open.

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  • Federalist Party Beer and Steak in an Old-Timey Tavern by Urban Daddy

    Introducing The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, the oldest-feeling new restaurant on Biscayne Boulevard, brought to you by the Phuc Yea! crew and opening this Monday for all your crispy pig ear and beer needs.

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  • The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions Opening Mid-January by the Food-E.com

    From the folks over at your favorite pop-up restaurant, Phuc Yea!, comes The Federal Food & Drink Provisions.

    Their new restaurant is set to open in Mid-January at 5132 Biscayne Blvd. The Federal Food & Drink Provisions is set to offer new American cuisine in a modern American tavern.Our friends over at Eater Miami got their hand on a full menu. Check it out for yourself now. We cannot wait for this!

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  • The Federal The Phuc Yea! crew wants you to have some pig wings by Thrillist Miami

    If Phuc Yea! made you say just that, then The Federal -- the new, permanent joint from the same peeps -- will make you say...well, hopefully not “The Federal!”, because that wouldn’t make any sense. The overwhelmingly homey spot on Biscayne is soft opening tomorrow, and’s basically a cross between a country attic and a backyard, if that backyard had potato sack-lined booths, picnic tables, a gazebo-style bar, and a massive mirror lined with reclaimed wood. Oh, and a wall plastered with hot-girl "massage” ads, which also come in pretty handy as decor.


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  • The Foodies Behind Phuc Yea Bring You A New Prohibition-Themed Spot

    For those of you still mourning the closing of Phuc Yea, boy do we have some exciting news for you. The gang behind the pop-up Vietnamese resto — Anièce Meinhold, Alejandro Ortiz, and Cesar Zapata — are back. And they’re here to stay.

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  • Plywood Report: The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions Looking at Mid Jan Opening

    The Phuc Yea pholks---Alejandro Ortiz, Anièce Meinhold and Cesar Zapata---are gearing up for a mid-January opening of their latest, the very gastropubby, colonial American-esque sounding The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, affectionately known as The Fed, which, says a press release, "Will undoubtedly be the type of establishment where modern day characters akin to the members of the Doors, the Ray Charles’s and the beaus of the Rat Pack can reprise their former roles and share a beer, dine to their hearts’ content and delight in hearty chuckles and spirited conversation."

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  • The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions Opening Soon in Miami by Alison Cavatore

    Anièce Meinhold, Cesar Zapata and Alejandro Ortiz of Phuc Yea are gearing up for a mid-January opening of Miami’s The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, also known as The Fed. The gastro pub and modern American tavern will be serving a wide variety of hearty dishes.

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  • Plywood Report: Eater Miami 12.08.12

    Thanks to an Eater commenter, we have been alerted of The Federal Miami, a new restaurant coming in January, 2012 to 5132 Biscayne Blvd. And wouldn't you know it, this "modern American tavern" is brought to you by the Phuc Yea peeps. To sign up for alerts and notifications on the place, click here.[EaterWire]

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